What is Radon Gas and How Can it Enter Your Home?
Radon comes from the breakdown of naturally-occurring radioactive elements (such as uranium and thorium) in soils and rocks. As part of the radioactive decay process, radon gas is produced. The gas moves up through the soil to the surface, where it can enter homes, schools and the workplace through cracks and other holes in the foundation. In some cases, radon can enter buildings through well water and building materials. Any home can have a radon problem—old or new homes, well-sealed or drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Although Florida is not known for having radon gas, it does exist here as well.
Why Should You Consider Radon Testing?
Breathing radon over time increases your risk of lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Nationally, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 people die each year from radon-related lung cancer. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
Radon testing detects whether or not radon is present in your home. Whether you request a radon test for confirmation or just peace of mind, we can accommodate you.